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Modest Mouse Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 19



1.0 star rating G from Norfolk, Virginia


I don't know if it was the venue or the band but both modest mouse and the opening band sounded absolutely awful. Painful electric hum drowned out all the music and you couldn't understand any vocals over the feedback from the system. really disappointed. My date was having a good time so I ignored it, but I'd have left a couple songs in otherwise. Sad to say this was the worst concert I've ever seen.

1.0 star rating Noelle from Albany, New York


The sound was awful, and the band looked like they really didn't want to be there. I was disappointed.

1.0 star rating Dennis Evans from Albany, New York


I have been a huge fan since the early 2000's... Got tickets the minute they were on sale, got third row seats and could not wait to see them! I was bringing my Son, My daughter and son in law were all going! It was going to be an awesome experience! Not to be! The audio was not understandable, The sound distorted, the song selection was terrible! They had to take a break to try and fix things and that did not work, They came back out... finished a couple songs, then left, they made it seem like an encore was coming, but they just didn't bother to come out again. Just collected the Concert Money and left! I even noticed small things that were bothering... Not tuning a guitar until before a song... He is up there and taking time between songs to tune while everyone waits... The flow and show all sucked... I had waited 20 years to see them and wish I never went!

1.0 star rating Roy M from Albany, New York


Warning: Don't waste your money! I love MM, but the Albany, NY show was horrible. From the other reviews, it sounds like it's the same at every venue. Couldn't make out a word they said, but generally, there was no audience involvement at all. They just stood there and played their songs, some of which I could barely recognize. About 3/4 through, they left the stage so the techs could fix an audio problem. 20 minutes later, they came back, played a few more songs and then just quit. No real encore, unless that was it, and no buildup to a grand finish like good performers do. Also, how do they not even play Float On, their biggest hit? I still love their studio produced output, but this is one band that should never be seen live.

1.0 star rating Jason from New York, New York


So, all the bad reviews before this are correct. Was the worst sounding show I have ever been to. The one point I will add is that they waited forever for the encore. After sitting through horrible accustics, and then to make us wait?! If you don’t want to play more because people aren’t cheering enough and are leaving... just turn on the lights and let us go home. After waiting forever, we just ended up leaving... not sure if they ever played the anchor... don’t care.

1.0 star rating Josh from Fort Wayne, Indiana


I’ve been a modest mouse fan for almost 15 years and I was so pumped to go see them. That said, the concert was awful. The techs knew something wasn’t right: they set up for almost 45 minutes after the openers. The audio was atrocious. We could understand NOTHING. I thought I had just messed up hearing, but everyone around me was in agreement. Not sure if it was their own techs our Foelinger’s, but it was TERRIBLE audio. And they played for like an hour. Disappointing. I went home and turned on my iPhone playlist and rocked out instead. Still love them. Just with less money, now. We went to Steve Miller last year and sounded great, which made me think it was not Foelinger’s fault. I’d still recommend a concert there. SUCH a cool venue.

1.0 star rating Tedopon from Fort Wayne, Indiana


Even counting my days as a raver going to parties in abandoned buildings in the 1990s, this was the worst sound I have ever experienced in any venue irrespective of size or scope. Tickets cost $75-$100 for two hours of sonic mud. Complete waste of time, money and effort for all involved.


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